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Re: titanium stem vs carbon stem?

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:24 pm
by Lemule
I agree. Just had a look. Nice looking stems but logos cheapen it in my opinion.

Re: titanium stem vs carbon stem?

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:06 pm
by GDJ
I would be cautious about ti stems. I know of 3 Ibis titanium stems that broke.

Re: titanium stem vs carbon stem?

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:06 pm
by Weenie

Re: titanium stem vs carbon stem?

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:34 pm
by madcow
GDJ wrote:I would be cautious about ti stems. I know of 3 Ibis titanium stems that broke.


I know of more Ax stems that failed than that. My opinion is that I'd be cautious of either. To be fair it's been a couple years for the Ax stems, so hopefully they've fixed the issues they were having, but for me I personally would not have one on my bike.

I think that typically it's best to match the stem to the seatpost.

Re: titanium stem vs carbon stem?

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:44 pm
by airwise
I fitted a carbon stem on my Seven and the ride was noticeably better.

Bontrager XXX. Far from trendy but discrete and stiff enough.

The Ti stems I've got are rather noodly.

Re: titanium stem vs carbon stem?

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:13 am
by elfuinha
Why don't you wait for the MCFK Stem, that will come out next month.

The finish will matt/gloss UD OR 3K, that will fit any confirmation.
I'm waiting myself, to replace my Ritchey Superlogic C260, already in Carbon too.
Regards

Re: titanium stem vs carbon stem?

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:56 pm
by Lemule
Mad cow why is it best to match seatpost and stem?

My frame is 3k carbon with integrated stem. Stem Suggestion?

Re: titanium stem vs carbon stem?

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:58 pm
by Lemule
Elfuinha that sounds a good idea. I did like the look of the ti stem but could be persuaded carbon.